Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and tight end Travis Kelce had an interesting sideline interaction after Kelce went off on Reid on the sideline in the first half of Super Bowl 58.
Kelce was pissed off at his head coach for being on the bench during a costly red zone fumble. The Chiefs were trailing the 49ers at the time and were in desperate need of points.
Reid tried to download the incident telling ESPN:
“He caught me off balance., I wasn’t watching. He was really coming over [and saying], ‘Just put me in, I’ll score. I’ll score.’ So, that’s really what it was. I love that. It’s not the first time. I appreciate him. The part I love is he loves to play the game and he wants to help his team win. It’s not a selfish thing. That’s not what it is. I understand that.
“As much as he bumps into me, I get after him and we understand that. He just caught me off balance.”
But what did Kelce actually say to his head coach? A professional lip reader has deciphered it, via The Daily Mail:
“Keep me in. You (expletive)! I’m calm now!”
Kelce, meanwhile, joked about the incident while appearing on ESPN’s postgame show.
“You guys saw that?” Kelce said. “I’m going to keep it between us unless my mic’d up tells the world. I was just telling him how much I loved him.”